China 86S
Norinco Type 86s
Country of origin




Production began


Production ended


Weapon type

Assault rifle




Gas-operated, rotating Bolt

Overall length

667 mm

Barrel length

438 mm

Weight empty

3.59 kg

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

30-round detachable box magazine

Cyclic rate

600 RPM

Effective range

400 m

Maximum effective range

400 m

The Norinco Type 86S is a bullpup assault rifle from The People's Republic of China.


The Type 86S was exported to the United States during the 1980s by China Sports, the "civilian" name for Norinco in the United States. However, because the US Government passed a bill in accordance with the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, all importation stopped by 1994 when less than 2000 were made.

Design DetailsEdit

The Type 86S is derived from an AK-style design, but departs from the usual AK-style design in a few ways, such as the fire control group being housed in a section of the receiver behind the pistol grip. The selector switch is on the right side of the receiver and is thumb-shaped. The charging handle is located under the carrying handle, similar to the later QBZ and QBB-95s. The weapon has a folding foregrip, and the rear sight is a peep sight adjustable via a cam, which can be adjusted to 100-, 200- and 300-meter ranges via the turn of a knob. The front and rear sights are mounted on the weapon's combination gas tube, clamped tightly and secured onto the receiver.